Plank on multi monitors

Asked by Andrey Alfaro Alvarado on 2012-07-30

I love plank.

But i have a little problem, when i use 2 monitors i only can use plank on 1 monitor, i want to have the same dock on all the monitors without use the mirror function.

I'd like to know if is posible configure plank to display the dock on all the monitors.

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Andrey Alfaro Alvarado
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2012-09-02
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2012-09-02
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2012-07-30
Robert Dyer (psybers) said : #1

No. Plank will currently only display on one monitor at a time.

Hi i want to add one solution to this problem.

I just made other dock (a second dock) for the second monitor, the dock2 has the same items that the dock1, then when i use multimonitors i only have to type on the terminal:

plank -n dock2 &

Thats it, with this solution i get plank on the 2 monitors and the docks are the same on each monitor.

Marc MAURICE (dooblem) said : #3

This is what I used :

mkdir ~/.config/plank/dock2
cd ~/.config/plank/dock2
cp -a ../dock1/settings .
ln -s ../dock1/launchers

Change Monitor setting (Monitor=1).

Add in startup programs :
sh -c "plank & plank -n dock2"